Iconic ‘Railbus’ for Ruddington

Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham) has revealed that the latest addition to its heritage fleet should mean it will able to run trains here all year ’round. Currently services are operated by its volunteers only through the summer, in the lead-up to Christmas and over some other half-term holiday periods. However, the imminent arrival of a Class 144 DMU Railcar (144003) from Porterbrook, to become preserved for heritage use, could see services increasing to 52 weekends a year. Once it’s released from mainline duties during the first half of this year, and following a…

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The Great Big Ruddington Clothes Swap!

As eco-friendly initiatives in our village gather momentum into 2020, January sees “The Great Big Ruddington Clothes Swap”. It is being run by community-minded High Street business The Bottle Top in conjunction with The Co-op. It will begin with a week of donations of unwanted quality women’s clothes, shoes and accessories, for which you will receive vouchers. Then there’s a Sunday afternoon event at St Peter’s Rooms where you can use these vouchers to “buy” other people’s items. Any stock that’s left over after this event will be donated to…

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Christmas Tree Recycling

If you’ve got a real Christmas tree this year which you’d like to be rid of and recycled after Twelfth Night then please read on… Ruddington Parish Council is again offering a tree collection and shredding service for our village. If you didn’t manage to let them know before Christmas, then you can still do so when their office reopens on Thursday 2nd January – or by Friday 3rd January at the latest. Please just email or ‘phone them office on 0115 914 6660 – making sure to give your full address and contact…

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Village Market Celebrates First Birthday

Amazingly, when our next Ruddington Village Market takes place in February, it will be marking one year since its launch! Hosted by The White Horse Inn, in partnership with the now award-winning Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) team, the event has since firmly established itself on many people’s lists of essential things do in the area each month. However, organisers are giving themselves a well deserved rest this January – to prepare for the big, first birthday market on Saturday February 1st 2020. We’re promised music, entertainment, prizes and birthday specials in addition…

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Calm January – Mindfulness in Ruddington

After the madness of the festive period, it’s quite likely you’ll want to de-stress a little. Maybe you’ll even need a bit of help re-focusing your life into 2020? Ruddington mindfulness teacher Jakki Pritchard is now well established with her Tuesday evenings in the Old Chapel at the Framework Knitters’ Museum – where she’s already run five mindfulness courses. There’s now a sixth programme there, early in the New Year, which will be her seventh in our village. Jakki says: “The Old Chapel is a perfect space to practice mindfulness, it has…

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Ruth Wins Rushcliffe

As Conservatives across the country celebrate their party’s landslide victory in the 2019 General Election, there was no surprise for Ruddington – with the Tories easily retaining a seat they’ve held here for the past 49 years. It was in 1970 that The Rt Hon Kenneth Clark {pictured above with Ruth} won back the Rushcliffe Constituency from Labour’s Antony Gardner – with Mr Clarke serving as our MP ever since. After deciding to step down for this election, his replacement was Welsh cyber-security expert Ruth Edwards – who will now become our local…

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General Election 2019 – Our Candidates

In a UK General Election with an outcome that’s very difficult to predict, one thing is for certain: by the end of this week, Ruddington will have a new representative at Westminster! Of course, that’s because “Father of the House” and Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe for the past 49 years, The Right Honourable Kenneth Clarke, has just retired at the age of 79. At the previous election on June 8th 2017 Mr Clarke secured 30,223 Conservative votes, with Labour in second place on 22,213 and the Lib Dems third with 2,759.…

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Cockle Man Convalescing for Christmas

Villagers are being asked to offer support to one of Ruddington’s most famous residents – who is out of action again following an accident earlier this week. Dave Bartram is back in the Queens Medical Centre with broken ribs and a suspected broken sternum after the incident – reported by Nottinghamshire Live on Friday to be a car crash in Ruddington last Monday. However that story has now been removed from their website – apparently amid uncertainty as to exactly what happened. Regardless, it follows a run of bad luck…

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Thomas James Moves

A Ruddington based business, which is more accustomed to moving others, has itself just relocated – but only to the other side of High Street! Thomas James has been a growing, independent estate agent, selling properties since 2003, and opened its flagship branch in Ruddington in 2007. Its ongoing success in our village and further afield has since led to the opening of five other branches across Nottinghamshire. The brand new, and rather more plush, Ruddington premises are now open on the corner with Charles Street – occupying part of the…

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